Critical Care Medicine
Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Welcome to my Web page. I am happy to have this chance to introduce myself to you and tell you about my practice. I feel very fortunate to work at Kaiser Permanente because of my wonderful colleagues and patients, and I look forward to working with you to care for your health.
I'm from Brooklyn and Long Island, New York. When I was nine years old, I read a children's book about the human body and decided at that time to become a physician. I have never wanted to do anything else. My undergraduate degree is from Michigan State University, and I completed a master's degree in human nutrition at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons School of Public Health. Shortly after I arrived at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1973, I decided to make Southern California my home.
Kaiser Permanente allows me to have a diverse and satisfying practice. My primary specialty at Baldwin Park Medical Center is critical care medicine. I am Physician in Charge of the Critical Care Unit, spending the majority of my time caring for critically ill patients, attending to the administrative issues that arise daily, and working towards improving the quality of care for our members. I no longer practice in Infectious Diseases, but I am Chairman of the Infection Prevention and Control Committee working to prevent hospital-acquired infections.
I thrive by getting plenty of exercise through aerobics and weight lifting four or five times per week, maintaining a positive attitude towards life, loving God, and enjoying the time I spend with my family and at work.